Listen to the wild next week in GV |

Listen to the wild next week in GV

Dan Burkhart
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The eighth annual “Listening to the Wild” reading returns to St. Joseph’s Cultural Center April 19.

Literature Alive and South Yuba River Citizens League sponsor the celebration of nature and the environment in prose and poetry.

Writers reading their works will be Aaron Cotter, Jeff Kane, Kathryn Napier Stull, Jordan Fisher-Smith, Joanne Newsom, Tom Ogden, Susan Wooldridge, George Keithley, Laressa Dickey, Moses Jones and Janaia Donaldson. Emcees will be Karla Ahrens and Serge Aronow.

Admission is $10 adults and $5 for students.

St. Joseph’s is at 410 S. Church St. in Grass Valley. Call Literature Alive at 272-5812 for more information.

The annual “Arts & Flowers” benefit will be April 19 and April 20 at Foothill Flowers in Grass Valley.

Hours are from 4 to 8 p.m. on April 19 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 20.

Foothill Flowers is at 102 W. Main St., Grass Valley.

A portion of all arts sales and proceeds from a drawing will benefit Hospice of the Foothills.

Call 273-2296 for more details.

Clan Dyken and Bodhi Busick and the New West will perform April 19 for a Big Mountain Benefit Concert at Seaman Lodge in Nevada City. Awende’s, which is an American Indian women’s intertribal drum group, will also appear.

Performances start at 7 p.m., following a 6 p.m. dinner.

Suggested donation is $10 at the door, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. A silent auction will also be held.

Dinner items will be sold.

For more information, contact Busick at 478-1503 or

National touring theatrical troupe Act!vated Storytellers will perform at the Madelyn Helling County Library at 7 p.m. April 19.

The 45-minute theatrical performance includes poems written by children from across the country, physical comedy and American Sign Language.

The library is at 980 Helling Way, Nevada City. Call 265-1538 for details about the free performance.

A community celebration for Earth Day will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 21 at the Pioneer Park Band Shell.

The event features entertainment, speakers and educational displays.

Entertainment includes performances by Bodhi Busick and the New West, Dan Scanlan and Friends, Glimpse, Rick Kirkpatrick and jugglers.

Call 274-0360 for more information about the free celebration.

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